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The NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM is part of the OneNOAA Science Discussion Seminar Series. The OneNOAA series are a joint effort by several NOAA seminar partners to pool seminars of common interest to help share science and management information and to promote constructive dialogue between scientists, educators, and resource managers. For more information about the OneNOAA Seminar Series, please visit:

Contact: Diane Tierney, NWFSC's Monster Seminar Jam Coordinator

Spring Quarter Calendar

All seminars begin at 11:00 AM and are open to the public. For location and more information, click the seminar title.

April  6
Are the Salish Seas seabird and marine mammal populations linked to those in the California Current?
Dr. Scott Pearson, Senior Research Scientist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

April 13
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program: working to reduce the impact of vessel traffic on cetaceans
Dr. Jason Wood, Senior Research Scientist, SMRU Consulting North America - Orla Robinson, Program Manager, ECHO Program, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

April 20
Monster Seminar JAM -Habitat, Toxics and Salmon in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary
Lyndal Johnson, Supervisory Zoologist, Environmental and Fisheries Sciences Division/ Ecotoxicology Program

April 27
How to be fast when you're cold, phytoplankton adaptations to cold temperature
Dr. Jodi Young, Assistant Professor, School of Oceanography, Future of Ice

May  4
Environmental sensitivity of eggs and larvae of cod species in Arctic/sub-Arctic seas
Dr. Ben Laurel, Research Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

May 18
Detection and Evaluation of Organic Contaminant Flows In Surface Waters of the Puget Sound Region
Dr. Edward Kolodziej, Associate Professor, Science and Mathematics (UW Tacoma); Civil and Environmental Engineering (UW Seattle); Principal Investigator (Center for Urban Waters)

May 25
Endocrinology in marine mammal fat: how signals of stress, reproduction, and nutritional state can be measured in blubber and the implications for assessing population health
Dr. Nick Kellar, Lead researcher for the Marine Wildlife Endocrine Lab, Cetacean Life History and Health Program, Marine Mammal and Turtle Division

June  1
How animals exploit shifting habitat mosaics: examples from Oregon to Alaska
Dr. Jonny Armstrong, Assistant Professor, Deptartment of Fisheries and Wildlife

June  8
The solution to pollution is& evolution? The genomic landscape of rapid repeated adaptation to human-altered environments
Dr. Andrew Whitehead, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology

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